Recipe: Slow-cooked lamb with pistachio honey dressing

By Donna Hay

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Slow-cooked lamb with pistachio honey dressing. Photo / Chris Court
Slow-cooked lamb with pistachio honey dressing. Photo / Chris Court

Journey to a Middle Eastern bazaar with the vibrant flavours of this simple dish of aromatic slow-cooked lamb with a honey and pistachio dressing. It's just the thing for a casual meal with friends.

Serves 4-6

2kg lamb shoulder, bone in
6 cloves garlic
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
Rind of 1 orange
2 sticks cinnamon

Pistachio dressing
1/2 cup honey
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sliced pistachios
2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped

1 Preheat oven to 180C.

2 Place the lamb, garlic, vinegar, sugar, orange and cinnamon in a baking tray and cover with aluminium foil.

3 Roast for 2 1/2 hours, remove foil and roast for a further 30 minutes until golden.

4 To make the pistachio dressing, place the honey and vinegar in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the pistachio and parsley and stir to combine.

5 Top lamb with the pistachio dressing to serve.

* For more recipes by Donna Hay click here.

- NZ Herald

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